Happy Thursday! I’ve got tons to do today before heading out for the Gateway Rubber Stamp Getaway later this afternoon, but I so have to share a story with you. It rained buckets here on Tuesday. I was out on the deck grilling up some dinner, and Miss Ellie snuck by me out into the yard. I didn’t think too much of it until she appeared on the stairs a few minutes later, sitting there looking out in the yard (her back to me). I said something to her and off she trotted without even turning around. I watched her go by and all of a sudden I found this. Of course, I had to grab the camera and fast! Miss Ellie by a mud hole
and when she turned around – well just look at that face the front of those legs!
Needless to say, I still had dinner on the grill and I’m thinking what in the hell am I gonna do about this dog. I yelled for Mallory to get the shampoo and a towel. I started hosing down the little mud puppy with the garden hose, shampooing her there on the deck. Now mind you, I had dinner on the grill to pull off – which I did, and handed to Mallory. I finally was able to get all the mud washed off while I chased Miss Ellie around the deck. I knew the water was cold, but dog gone it, she was not going inside the way she looked. Once I had her clean, she was shivering to beat the band. I opened the lid to the hot tub and dropped her in. The mud puppy was now a hot dog. A quick towel dry and off into the house we went.
Anyhoo, just something silly I thought I would share today, but I have other important things too. Hanna Stamps is releasing three new sets tonight at midnight. There is a big release party in the Hanna Forum on Splitcoaststampers where there will be challenges and prizes many! If you have time, pop in and say hi! I have a quick sample of the Café set to share today. I’ve seen other DT members showcase Hanna this week, and I thought it would be fun to go a different route with it.
I colored the images with Copic Markers and then stitched around the image panel on the sewing machine. I picked some BasicGrey Sugared paper for my background and decided to do a little funky sewing. I have to tell you – too intentionally sew screwy lines is hard! I think I much prefer sewing straight lines.
- Stamps: Café from Hanna Stamps
- Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Prism Herbal Garden Med; BasicGrey Sugared
- Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black
- Accessories: Copic Markers; Sewing Machine; Ribbon; Mounting Tape
I’ll be in Collinsville, IL at the Gateway Rubber Stamp Getaway working the Rubbernecker Booth for the next few days. If you happen to go to the show, please stop by the booth and say hello! It always makes my day when I get to meet my online friends!